Constituency data: religion

This page provides constituency-level data on religion based on 2011 Census data. Data on religion is self-defined and related Census questions are voluntary.

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Notes

Different religion classifications were used in the Censuses in each part of the UK. This dashboard combines these different classifications into a higher-level summary for Great Britain. The census data on religion for Northern Ireland is not directly comparable, therefore, figures for constituencies in Northern Ireland are not included.

It should be noted that religion is self-defined. People belong to whatever religion they state is theirs in response to the question “What is your Religion?” in England and Wales or “what religion, religious denomination, or body do you belong to?” in Scotland. These questions are also voluntary and there is no requirement to answer. The response categories used in Scotland were similar enough to those used in England and Wales that it is possible to produce harmonised results for the population by religion for Parliamentary constituencies in Great Britain. The response categories used in Northern Ireland were completely different to those used in Great Britain, distinguishing between different forms of Christianity and compressing all other religions into a single category for “Other”.

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